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Re: Custom cygwin install mirror

On Thu, 11 Dec 2003, Bill Geddes wrote:

> I have been trying to build a customized cygwin install solution.  The
> goal is/was to put just the necessary packages on a CD and use that as
> the 'Install from local directory' source.  In this way I could choose
> to install everything in one step, and get all the packages I
> want/need.  To do this, I have built a custom mirror of the cygwin tree
> - using wget from a linux workstation.   I removed packages that are
> unnecessary, and edited the setup.ini file to match what is there.  I
> burned a CD of this, tried it on  a fresh Win2k install, but no luck -
> setup finds a way to generate an error but not enough information to
> understand what happened.  So, I also tried installing from the network
> from my  custom mirror instead of the CD.  Results are likewise bad.
> Obviously I have not done this correctly.  I have tried installing from
> my system's full(no packages deleted, and setup.ini unedited) mirror
> with no luck.  I have checked and was unable to find any details that
> would lead me to believe that building a cygwin mirror is anything but
> straight-forward.
> Is building a mirror anything other than downloading packages and
> setting up apache to know the location?
> Is it possible to create a custom install mirror?  If so, has anyone
> done this and how?  Is the CDROM file tree possible and how?


For instructions on setting up a custom mirror, see a recent thread on
cygwin-apps (<> and
on).  Make sure you read the whole thread, though.

If you want to make an installation CD, Google for 'cygwin install cd'.
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